| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos appeared on CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday to talk about the company's efficiencies and recent innovations. During a piece that ranged from delivering groceries to providing cloud computing to the CIA via Amazon Web Services,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos staged a technology demonstration over the weekend, aiming to show how quickly a half-baked idea with several years of obstacles ahead of it could garner fawning attention from the news media.
Answer: about two nanoseconds....
| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Although Amazon.com largely abandoned the battlefield in its long war against state sales taxes last year, the Supreme Court on Monday delivered the final articles of surrender. The court turned down the big retailer's appeal of a New York court ruling...
| Dec 4, 2013
Re "Amazon hopes idea will fly," Business, Dec. 3
Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has built an impressive empire with innovative delivery systems. However, I am disturbed by his latest proposal to use a spider-like robot that would fly through the sky...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
After you heard President Obama's call for a hike in the minimum wage, you probably wondered the same thing I did: Was Obama sent from the future by Skynet to prepare humanity for its ultimate dominion by robots?
But just in case the question didn't...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 3:04 PM
If there’s one thing we have already learned this holiday season, it’s that we want our gratification instantly or not at all.
Ordering stuff off of the Internet is now a contest to see who can deliver it to us the quickest and cheapest....
| Dec 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
It's simple. Or so they say. Amidst the dismay over the continuing debacle known as Obamacare, the growing frustration in the country prompts a simple, widespread reaction: "Whaddya expect? It's a government operation."
Even those responsible for...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:14 PM
If there's one thing we have already learned this holiday season, it's that we want our gratification instantly or not at all.
Ordering stuff off of the Internet is now a contest to see who can deliver it to us the quickest and cheapest. Ground shipping?...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 6:49 AM
This is a column I have put off for weeks, because it makes me sad to write it. And ultimately, it begs an answer, which I am not sure I have.
But with the year ending, I can no longer avoid it. After decades of writing about television and media, this...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Maryland has lost its bid to be a Federal Aviation Administration test site for drones, but officials still expect the state to be involved in federal research into how the unmanned aircraft may safely be flown in U.S. airspace.
Virginia was one of six...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 6:43 PM
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in a "60 Minutes" interview Sunday night that the online retail giant is experimenting with a drone-based delivery service called "Prime Air," which would drop packages on a customer's doorstep within 30 minutes.